This sexual jealousy grows throughout the play and the audience realize that what did seem like over-protectiveness is in fact romantic obsession and unlawful love for Catherine. This disgusts the audience and so they begin to turn against Eddie. Eddie's attachment to Catherine is his flaw. His demise is the consequence of this weakness. Eddie's fate becomes inevitable and predictable when his inability to compromise and the true extent of his fixation with Catherine becomes apparent.
Two Key Scenes Between Eddie and Marco in A View from the Bridge Examine the dramatic effectiveness of two key scenes between Eddie and Marco. In the play, the lead character, Eddie Carbone is an “A View from the Bridge”: Examine the dramatic effectiveness of two key scenes between Eddie and Marco. “In the play, the lead character, Eddie Carbone is an Italian longshoreman working on the New York docks. When his wife’s cousins, Marco and Rodolfo, seek refuge as illegal immigrants from Sicily, Eddie agrees to shelter them. Trouble begins when his wife’s niece, Catherine, is attracted to the glamorous younger brother, Rodolfo.
“As Iago, the man of resentment par excellence, who represents the levelling jealousy of all superior attainment, says of Cassio: "he hath a daily beauty in his life that makes me ugly" ( Othello, 5.2) (Bonetto I).” Since he was elected to be Othello’s lieutenant, Iago has a motive to be bitter and jealous towards Cassio. Iago never understood why Othello ch... ... middle of paper ... ... suspicion that he had slept with his wife, Emilia. Therefore Iago convinced Othello with the perfect evidence that his wife, Desdemona was cheating on him with Cassio. As the tragedy began to unfold everyone was able to see Iago true colors and see the conniving, lying, and backstabbing person that he is. Everyone’s fate was in the hands of Iago, the villain.
At the beginning of the play, the audience learns that Iago is determined to ruin Othello’s marriage to Desdemona. He has appointed a new lieutenant, Michael Cassio. This angers Iago because he feels that he has much more military experience and should be the lieutenant. Iago has also heard rumours that both Othello and Cassio have slept with his wife Emilia. He concocts a malicious plan to ruin the lives of all who have wronged him, and consequently establishing
God shall mend my soul, you’ll make a mutiny among my guests!” This response by his uncle only adds to Tybalt’s anger and frustration that he is unable to do anything. This reminds us just how dangerous Romeo and Juliet’s love for each other really is and at some point something bad will occur. The two opposite emotions love and hate are both shown in these scenes and carry on side by side through out the play. The Montagues and Capulets have a history of feuding and this is established very early and quickly in the play as it begins with yet another family feud. Throughout the whole of the play the real reason as to why su... ... middle of paper ... ...cution.
In the play, Alfieri also provides characters with the insight they could need, which is also a characteristic of the chorus. He does this with Eddie, persuading him to stop quarrelling with Marco when they were jailed. Alfieri as a narrator also makes the audience become more involved while he p... ... middle of paper ... ...t as I read the play I sensed that Alfieri didn’t care much about what happened. He seemed like an apathetic bystander, waiting himself for this accident to happen. In the quote “...to meet a lawyer or a priest on the street is unlucky”, he seems quite self-effacing and sorry for himself.
Elmire relays what the reader is thinking at this point. No truly righteous man would be trying to seduce his master's wife. This is where Ta... ... middle of paper ... ..., his desires drive him to make his deal with Mephistopheles. Which kicks off the entire narrative. His sexual encounter with Gretchen results in her mother's death, her conviction as a whore and murderer, and causes the death of her brother as well.
Eddie Carbone is the main character in the play, at the start of the play he is a very popular hardworking man then towards the end of the play he becomes a very angry distressed and jealous, and eventually loses his life by getting stabbed by his own knife. Eddie is mainly responsible for his own downfall because he didn’t want Catherine (his niece) to get married to her lover, Rodolfo. Rodolfo and Marco (his brother) are staying with the Carbones as illegal immigrants. Eddie becomes angry because he believes that Rodolfo is taking Catherine away from him this leads him to betray his family by reporting them to the immigration bureau. I think that “A view from the bridge” is a tragedy because of eddies extreme downfall, he dies because of one mistake.
In reading the comedies of Aristophanes, modern readers are able to catch a rich glimpse of the gender norms and expectations of his time. Visions of power-hungry, crafty women and bumbling, foolish men pervade his plays and reveal ancient Greek views and stereotypes regarding male and female roles. One of the more complicated concepts to grasp, however, is Aristophanes’ true sentiment regarding homosexual love and practice. The aim of this paper is to compare Aristophanes’ presentation of homoeroticism in The Women at the Thesmophoria to that of his speech in Plato’s Symposium and attempt to clarify the playwright’s stance on the matter. In these two works, Aristophanes offers a mix of mocking and approving sentiments oh homosexual men and the practice of homosexuality itself.
Homosexual Elements in The Picture of Dorian Gray In spite of the novel's heterosexual text, many critics agree that it has various homosexual elements in its characters, in the dialogues, and even in the portrait itself. One of the critics, Richard Dellamora, mentions this feature of the text, and comments that "By definition this context is heterosexual. Wotton is married and pursues actresses. Basil himself is a graduate of Oxford, a well-established artist, and respectable to a fault" (28). However, he also remarks the intensity of male friendships, and referring to Basil, he continues "Later, he repeatedly enjoins Dorian to conformity.